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Grant Tao, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Xuguang Tao, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

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  • Research Director, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, JHSOM
  • Professor of Medicine



Research Interests

Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology; Research Using Cancer Registry Data; GIS Applications in Environmental Epidemiologic Research; Workers' Compensation and Injuries; Nosocomial Infections; Clinical Trials; Systematic Literature Review more


Dr. Xuguang Tao is a Professor and Research Director in Division of Occupational Medicine, Department of Medicine. He studies environmental and occupational epidemiology involving cancer registry data, GIS applications, workers’ compensation and injuries, drug safety, nosocomial infections, clinical trials, and systematic literature review. more


  • Research Director, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, JHSOM
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • M.D.; Anhui Medical College - Hefei - Anhui (242-57 before 1971) (China) (1982)
  • Ph.D.; Fudan University (China) (1989)
  • M.S.; Tongji Medical University (China) (1985)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Tao XG, Kalia N, Lavin R, Minor SA, Yuspeh L, Leung N, Bernacki E. Do Work-Related Lost-time Injuries Sustained Early in Employment Predict Multiple Lost-time Injuries throughout Employment? J Occup Environ Med, 2019;61(10):e422-e26 doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001683

Tao XG, Leung N, Kalia N, Lavin RA, Yuspeh L, Bernacki EJ. Is employer-directed medical care associated with decreased workers' compensation claim costs? 2018 May; 60(5): e232-e237. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001247

Tao XG, Su PY, Yuspeh L, Lavin RA, Kalia N, Bernacki EJ Is Obesity Associated with Adverse Workers’ Compensation Claims Outcomes? A Follow-Up Study. J Occup Environ Med. 2016;58(9): 880-4

Tao XG, Lavin RA, Yuspeh L, Bernacki EJ. Implications of lumbar epidural steroid injections after lumbar surgery. J Occup Environ Med. Feb 2014;56(2):195-203.

Tao XG, Kalia N, and Bernacki EJ. Workers Compensation Claims Management: An Evidence-based Approach to Measuring, Predicting, and Controlling Costs. OEM Toolbox: Resources for Occupational Health Professionals. OEM Press Inc. 2019. ISBN 978-1-883595-80-7 (Print ed) and ISBN 978-1-883595-81-4 (E-book ed).

Contact for Research Inquiries

2024 E. Monument Street
Suite 1-300
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 410-614-5242
Fax: 410-614-2995

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Activities & Honors


  • National Excellent Teacher, China Education Committee and Personnel Ministry, 1993
  • Excellent Paper Prize, China Environmental Science Association, 1991
  • Excellent Paper Prize, China Preventive Medicine Association, 1992
  • AMTRA Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Eastern Prize, School of Graduate Studies, 1993
  • Excellent Ph.D. Degree Awardees, Shanghai Medical University, 1991
  • Fellowship of the International Agency on Research on Cancer, 1993


  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2007
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Research Fellowship, 1993 - 1994
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 1991 - 2003
  • National Cancer Registrars Association, 2001 - 2010
  • Society of Epidemiologic Research (SER), 1999 - 2008
  • WHO Global Environmental Epidemiological Network (GEENET), 1991 - 2008
  • WHO Global Environmental Technique Network (GETNET), 1991 - 2008

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Environmental Epidemiology 340.637,
    Co-Primary Instructor, 2002-2011
  • Occupational Epidemiology 340.618
    Co-Primary Instructor, 2001-2011
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